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. >> is in as big as we wanted to go? heck no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. but this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals that we set out to do. >> reporter: after yesterday's scramble to cut more spending and twist more arms, boehner has his troops in line. >> listen, for the sake of jobs, for the sake of our country, let's pass this bill and end this crisis. >> reporter: the boehner plan would cut spending, $917 billion over ten years, but require a second vote in a few months. >> and here are my words. >> reporter: house democrats can't stop it. senate democrats say they will. >> it will not pass, because a short-term extension risks the same things that no extension risks. >> reporter: but democrats have given up on tax hikes, and they would cut spending more than house republicans would. could the two plans be combined in a compromise? >> congress has a way of waiting until the last minute to do the right thing. we remain confident that it will. >> but today, debate on the boehner plan. >> if we go into default, if we don't extend the debt ceiling, w
in the housing market hasn't bottomed out yet, as quickly as he expected. he says that's been a big drag on the economy. >>> the new head of the international monetary fund held her first news conference today. christine la guard was elected after a sex crimes arrest forced dominique strauss-kahn to resign. >> now, you might be surprised that i'm here so soon after my election. i thought it was necessary to come back to d.c. very promptly, simply because there are many issues that need to be addressed. and those issues cannot wait for yet another summer holiday. so here i am. and for good. >> christine lagarde is the first woman to lead the imf. she is a former french finance minister. meanwhile, her predecessor is still sorting through legal issues. today strauss-kahn's defense team attended a meeting at the manhattan district attorney's office for about an hour and a half. afterward, the defense team would say only that the meeting was productive. it was expected that prosecutors might try to persuade strauss-kahn to plead to a lesser charge. but his attorneys have said all along they
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